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1968

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE

No. 57

TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 1968

1 M eeting of Senate: The Senate met at three p.m., pursuant to adjournment. The President (Senator the Honourable Sir Alister McMullin) took the Chair.

2 PRAYERS.

3 Q uestions: Questions on notice were answered.

4 P apers: The following Papers were presented, pursuant to Statute: Explosives Act—Explosives Regulations—Orders directing the berthing of a vessel (2). High Commissioner (United Kingdom) Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1968,

No. 128. Lands Acquisition Act—Land, etc., acquired for— Broadcasting and Television purposes—Near Coonabarabran, New South Wales. Defence purposes—Canungra, Queensland.

Lighthouse purposes—Marsden Point (Kangaroo Island), South Australia. Post Office purposes— Adamstown, New South Wales. Huntleys Point, New South Wales.

Morey’s Hill, Triabunna, Tasmania. Space Tracking Station purposes—Honeysuckle Creek, Australian Capital Territory. National Service Act—Regulation—Statutory Rules 1968, No. 132. Nationality and Citizenship Act—Regulation—Statutory Rules 1968, No. 129. Navigation Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1968, Nos. 126, 127. Northern Territory (Administration) Act— .

Crown Lands Ordinance—Statement by the Minister of reasons for the revocation of reserve at Adelaide River, Northern Territory. Ordinances— 1968— No. 65—Prisons (No. 3).

No. 66—Abattoirs and Slaughtering. No. 67—Criminal Law Consolidation (No. 2). No. 68—Local Government (No. 4). Regulations—1968—No. 16 (Supply of Services Ordinance). Papua and New Guinea Act—Ordinances—1968— No. 44—Local Government (Council Borrowing). No. 45—Associations Incorporation. . No. 46—Child Welfare (Destitute Children).

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No. 47—Medical Services. No. 48—Exports (Control of Proceeds). No. 49—Income Tax. No. 50—Income Tax (Rates).

No. 51—Public Accounts Committee (Organization). No. 52—Local Government (Education Grants). No. 53—Ordinances Interpretation (Amendment). No. 54—Co-operative Societies (Charges). No. 55—Papua and New Guinea Coffee Marketing Board (Reports). No. 56—Loan (Works, Services and Government Instrumentalities). No. 57—Companies (Service of Documents). No. 58—Health (Papua).

No. 59—Customs Tariff. No. 60—Treasury. No. 61—Savings and Loan Societies. No. 62—Motor Traffic (Signs). No. 63—Papua and New Guinea Copra Industry Stabilization (Reports). No. 64—Ordinances Interpretation (Service by Post). No. 65—Second-hand Dealers. Post and Telegraph Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1968, No. 131. Public Service Act—Regulations—Statutory Rules 1968, Nos. 130, 133. Public Service Arbitration Act—Determinations by the Arbitrator—1968—

No. 187—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 188—Professional Radio Employees’ Institute of Australasia. No. 189—Civil Air Operations Officers’ Association of Australia. Nos. 190 and 191—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others.

Nos. 192 and 193—Amalgamated Postal Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 194—Electrical Trades Union of Australia. No. 195—Hospital Employees’ Federation of Australia. No. 196—Commonwealth Foremen’s Association of Australia, Commonwealth

Public Service. No. 197—Postal Telecommunication Technicians’ Association (Australia). No. 198—Line Inspectors’ Association, Commonwealth of Australia. No. 199—Professional Radio Employees’ Institute of Australasia. No. 200—Electrical Trades Union of Australia. No. 201—Commonwealth Public Service Association (Fourth Division Officers). No. 202—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 203—Hospital Employees’ Federation of Australia. No. 204—Commonwealth Foremen’s Association of Australia, Commonwealth

Public Service. No. 205—Customs Officers’ Association of Australia (Fourth Division). Nos. 206, 207 and 208—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 209—Federated Furnishing Trade Society of Australasia. Nos. 210 and 211—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 212—Customs Officers’ Association of Australia (Fourth Division). No. 213—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 214—Professional Radio Employees’ Institute of Australasia. No. 215—Electrical Trades Union of Australia. No. 216—Postal Telecommunication Technicians’ Association (Australia). No. 220—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 221—Non-Official Postmasters’ Association of Australia. No. 230—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 231—Federated Storemen and Packers’ Union of Australia and others. No. 232—Commonwealth Public Service Artisans’ Association. No. 233—Australian Broadcasting Commission Staff Association. No. 234—Commonwealth Public Service Association (Fourth Division Officers).

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No. 235—Association of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Draughtsmen of Australia; and Professional Officers’ Association, Commonwealth Public Service. No. 236—Amalgamated Postal Workers’ Union of Australia. No. 237—Australian Builders Labourers’ Federation. Nos. 238 and 239—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 240—Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen. No. 242—Transport Workers’ Union of Australia and others. No. 243—Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners of Australia and

others. No. 244— Hospital Employees’ Federation of Australia. No. 245—North Australian Workers’ Union. No. 246—Australian Builders Labourers’ Federation. No. 247—Federated Ship Painters and Dockers’ Union of Australia. Nos. 248 and 249—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others. No. 250—Federated Liquor and Allied Industries Employees’ Union of Australia. No. 251—Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia. No. 252—Australian Workers’ Union. No. 253—Amalgamated Engineering Union and others.

No. 254—Federated Furnishing Trade Society of Australasia.

5 M inisterial A rrangements: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by leave, informed the Senate that the Minister for Education and Science (Mr Fraser) was indisposed and would be absent from duty for a period of time. During his absence, the Minister for Works (Senator Wright) would act as the Minister for Education

and Science.

6 O rder of Business after 8 p . m .— The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Murphy moving a motion relating to the order of Business on the Notice Paper. Question—put and passed. Postponement: Senator Murphy moved—That, after eight p.m., General Business be

postponed until after the consideration of any statement made by the Leader of the Government on the cessation of bombing in Viet-Nam. Question—put and passed.

7 Postponement: Ordered, on the motion of the Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson)— That Government Business, Order of the Day No. 1, be postponed until after the consideration of Order of the Day No. 2.

8 G overnor-G eneral’s M essages—Assent to Bills: The following Messages from His Excellency the Governor-General were presented by the President: C asey, Governor-General Message No. 23

Proposed Laws intituled — “Income· Tax Assessment Act {No. 3) 1968” “Papua and New Guinea Loan (International Bank) Act 1968” as finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Common­ wealth, having been presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent, His Excellency has, in the name of Her Majesty, assented to the said Laws. Government House, Canberra, 25 October 1968

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C asey, Governor-General Message No. 24

Proposed Laws intituled— "Excise Tariff 1968” "Excise Tariff (No. 2) 1968” "Coal Excise Act (No. 2) 1968” • “States Grants (Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave) Act 1968” as finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Common­ wealth, having been presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent, His Excellency has, in the name of Her Majesty, assented to the said Laws. Government House, Canberra, 31 October 1968 C asey,

Governor-General Message No. 25

Proposed Laws intituled— "Income Tax Act 1968” “Income Tax (Partnerships and Trusts) Act 1968” as finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Common­ wealth, having been presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent, His

Excellency has, in the name of Her Majesty, assented to the said Laws. Government House, Canberra, 31 October 1968

9 W heat Industry Stabilization Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read: M r President, Message No. 86

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled "A Bill for an Act relating to the Marketing o f Wheat and the Stabilization o f the Wheat Industry”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 23 October 1968 Speaker

Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator McKellar the Bill was read a first time. Senator McKellar moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Wilkinson the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

10 W heat E xport C harge Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled "A Bill for an Act to impose a Charge on Wheat and Wheat Products exported from the Common­ wealth", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Repatriation (Senator McKellar), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator McKellar the Bill was read a first time.

M r P resident, Message No. 87

House of Representatives, Canberra, 23 October 1968

W. J. Aston, Speaker

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Senator McKellar moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Wilkinson the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

11 States G rants (Pre-school T eachers Colleges) Bill 1968—Message from the House o f Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

M r President, Message No. 89

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States for the purposes o f Building Projects in connexion with Pre-school Teachers Colleges”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,

Canberra, 24 October 1968 Speaker

Suspension o f Standing Orders: The Minister for Works (Senator Wright), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed. On the motion of Senator Wright the Bill was read a first time. Senator Wright moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Cohen the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

12 States G rants (Secondary Schools Libraries) Bill 1968—Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

M r President, Message No. 90

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled “A Bill for an Act to grant financial assistance to the States for Libraries at Secondary Schools and for the acquisition o f Library Material and Equipment for use in such Libraries”, in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, W. J. A ston,'

Canberra, 24 October 1968 Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for Works (Senator Wright), pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through all its stages without delay. Question—put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Wright the Bill was read a first time. Senator Wright moved—That this Bill be now read a second time. On the motion of Senator Cohen the debate was adjourned. Ordered—That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day

of sitting.

13 Loan (H ousing) Bill 1968: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question—That this Bill be now read a second time. Debate resumed. Question—put and passed. Bill read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of

the Bill.

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In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to. Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bull) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Laught) reported accordingly. On the motion of the Minister for Housing (Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

14 Particulars of P roposed E xpenditure 1968-69—P apers: The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of proposed expenditure for the year 1968-69.

In the Committee

Consideration resumed of Divisions: 330-332 Department of Immigration, $55,164,000; and 850-853 „ „ „ , $7,602,000.

Debate interrupted by Sessional Order at 8 p.m.

15 Viet-N am Bombing H alt— M inisterial Statement: The Minister for Supply (Senator Anderson), by leave, made a statement relating to the cessation of the bombing of North Viet-Nam. Senator Willesee moved, by leave—That the Senate take note of the Statement. Debate ensued. Senator Mulvihill addressing the Chair—

And it being 10.30p.m.—

16 A djournment : The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question—That the Senate do now adjourn. Question—resolved in the affirmative. The Senate adjourned at half-past ten p.m. till to-morrow at three p.m.

7 A ttendance: Present, all the Members except Senators Branson (on leave), Dittmer (on leave), McManus (on leave), Poyser, Toohey (on leave), Webster (on leave) and Dame Ivy Wedgwood.

J. R. O dgers, Clerk of the Senate

24713/68 By A uthority: A. J . A rthur, C om m onw ealth G overnm ent P rinter, C anberra